First Time Camper? You Need To Pack These!

Everyone has to take a break from time to time to unwind, relax, and forget about their daily lives, and what better way to do it than to escape to the great outdoors for a few days of nature and technology-free clarity?

For those who are new to camping, deciding what to bring with you on a vacation can be a little stressful and intimidating, especially if you have never done it before. But do not worry, we have compiled a list of the essentials that every first-time camper should have on hand!

 A tent

You will, without a doubt, require a tent. There are so many options available that it can be difficult to find the best one for you. The most important decision you will have to make is whether you want a single skin tent or a double skin tent.

Single skins are sufficient for events such as festivals held in pleasant weather, but if you are planning a true camp, you will be better off with a double skin setup instead. This will be warmer and will provide better protection against rain and wind than the previous option.

The drawbacks of these structures are that they are more difficult to erect and that they are more expensive. It is well worth it for the added comfort they give you with. If you are worried about creepy crawlies invading your sleep space, why not try one of the roof top tents? Additionally, it must be large enough not only for sleeping but also for getting dressed and storing luggage, among other things.

Sleeping bags

In spite of the fact that it is the middle of summer, you will require some sort of sleeping bag. You will want something that will keep you warm and comfortable while you are out in the wilderness. Because they are designed to be packed into bags and carried around by tourists and backpackers, the lightweight ones are usually more expensive. Space can be at a premium while you are camping, so plan accordingly. 

Torches and other forms of illumination

Surprise, surprise, it gets really dark at night! The chances of a campsite being adequately lit at night are small, and if you need to get up to go to the toilet block or rummage about in your tent for something, you will need a flashlight to get the job done.

Because of the potential for fire, candles and tea lights should be avoided when camping in a tent. In order to illuminate the inside of the tent, you can purchase lanterns that are battery operated; however, most tents are equipped with a hanging hook in the center of their roof from which you can hang the lantern.

Alternatively, headlamps can be purchased, which are particularly useful for those late-night toilet trips, especially if you are accompanying little children. Check to see that your flashlight or lantern is completely charged, or that you have enough replacement batteries to last you the duration of your journey.

What are your must-have camping items?

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